Aztecs Pull Away With Win Over Cougars

Freshman Kristen Riley led BYU with six rebounds in the Cougars' loss to SDSU on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)


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PROVO -- Despite bringing down more rebounds than its opponent, the BYU women’s basketball team dropped a 59-47 matchup against San Diego State on Wednesday night in the Marriott Center. With the loss the Cougars are now 17-8 on the season and 7-6 in Mountain West Conference play.

“You’ve got to give a lot of credit to San Diego State tonight,” said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. “They executed a lot better than we did both offensively and defensively. This team has some stuff to figure out. We need to execute our game plan and stick to it.”

Freshman Kristen Riley led BYU with six rebounds on the night, while three Cougars scored a team-high six points—Mindy Nielson, Jenteal Jackson and Keilani Moeaki.

The Cougars jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after a 1-for-2 trip to the free throw line for Cassie King and a three-point make by Coriann Wood. SDSU came back to take the lead at 7-6 with 15:55 to play in the first half. Back-to-back field goals by Nielson and Sarah Red-Hostetter tied the score 12-12.

BYU turnovers and miscues aided SDSU in a 13-2 run late in the half. Nielson made the Cougars’ lone field goal during that span, a layup with 6:54 on the game clock. The Aztecs’ Quenese Davis made SDSU’s fifth three-pointer of the night, ending the half with BYU trailing 32-20.

The second half began with the Aztecs’ extending their lead to 21 points before Riley’s back-to-back field goals and converted three-point play. SDSU continued to find success from behind the arc, hindering the Cougars’ plans for a comeback.

BYU’s reserves contributed in a big way, scoring 29 points compared to the Aztecs’ 15 bench points. In only 10 minutes, Megan Marks recorded three points, four rebounds, three assists and one block. Jackson’s six points all came in the final three minutes of the game.

Up next the Cougars travel north to take on in-state rival the University of Utah on Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. MT for the second matchup of the Deseret First Duel. The game will be broadcast live on The Mtn.

Official Basketball Box Score

San Diego State vs Brigham Young

02-25-09 7:00 PM at MARRIOTT CTR, BYU, PROVO, UTAH

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VISITORS: San Diego State 19-6;10-3

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

02 DAVIS, Coco......... * 0-6 0-2 0-2 1 6 7 2 0 7 1 0 2 29

03 DAVIS, Quenese...... * 5-10 3-4 0-0 1 3 4 2 13 8 2 0 0 30

05 MORRIS, Jene........ * 6-14 2-6 2-2 3 1 4 0 16 2 3 0 1 30

24 LAYTON-BAILES, J.... * 4-7 0-0 0-4 4 2 6 1 8 0 0 2 0 29

32 JOHNSON, Paris...... * 3-11 0-0 1-2 0 7 7 2 7 0 3 3 0 30

04 SPINARDI, Kim....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

15 LEO, Lindsay........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

21 WILLIAMS, Jerica.... 3-7 3-6 0-0 0 3 3 2 9 2 1 0 1 14

22 CLARK, Gabrielle.... 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6

23 DIXON, LaSandra..... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

40 CHAMBERS, Candace... 1-2 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 1 12

55 TUTT, Kalena........ 0-1 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 8

TEAM................ 3 1 4

Totals.............. 22-59 8-20 7-15 14 27 41 13 59 19 11 5 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-28 42.9% 2nd Half: 10-31 32.3% Game: 37.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-13 38.5% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 40.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 4-9 44.4% Game: 46.7% 3

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young 17-8;7-6

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

23 WOOD, Coriann....... f 1-5 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 0 1 14

32 SLADE, Shawnee...... f 1-6 0-2 2-2 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 23

54 KING, Cassie........ c 1-6 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 13

03 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... g 1-5 0-2 0-0 1 4 5 5 2 1 3 0 1 23

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 3-7 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 6 3 2 0 0 31

01 JACKSON, Jenteal.... 2-3 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 9

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11

14 HOSTETTER, Sarah R.. 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 10

21 BUHLER, Stephanie... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 10

24 PETERSON, Dani...... 1-3 0-0 2-4 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 13

31 BECK, Marie......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

34 BELL, Marianne...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

35 RILEY, Kristen...... 2-6 0-2 1-3 4 2 6 2 5 1 2 1 1 17

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... 2-7 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 6 0 3 0 1 14

55 MARKS, Megan........ 1-2 1-1 0-0 2 2 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 10

TEAM................ 2 6 8

Totals.............. 17-54 4-12 9-17 14 28 42 15 47 11 15 3 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 8-27 29.6% 2nd Half: 9-27 33.3% Game: 31.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-3 33.3% 2nd Half: 3-9 33.3% Game: 33.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 6-11 54.5% Game: 52.9% 4

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Officials: RANDY CAMPBELL, MARIANNE KARP, CONNIE PARDUE

Technical fouls: San Diego State-None. Brigham Young-None.

Attendance: 711

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

San Diego State............... 32 27 - 59

Brigham Young................. 20 27 - 47

OFFICIAL FINAL

Points in the paint-SD 22,BY 22. Points off turnovers-SD 17,BY 8.

2nd chance points-SD 7,BY 6. Fast break points-SD 6,BY 0.

Bench points-SD 15,BY 29. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-1 time.

Last FG-SD 2nd-02:20, BY 2nd-00:16.

Largest lead-SD by 26 2nd-07:57, BY by 4 1st-17:21.

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